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lanes southbound 680 at main street. >> that is what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back with you live at 7:25 with more local news. good morning. breaking news. violent protests erupt in charlotte overnight after another deadly police shooting. demonstrators vandalizing cars, trucks, and lighting fires closing down an intetate. at least 12 officers injured in clashes. we're there live. motivated by hate, first terror charges brought against bombing suspect ahmad rahami, writings from his personal journal including praise from osama bin laden and terrorists. in the hot seat, the ceo of
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the company that makes epipens set to face a grilling on capitol hill today and the skyrocketing cost of that medication. law hadmakers demanding answers, but can they do anything to reverse the price hike. and bombshell break-up, hollywood reacts to the surprising news of the split between angelina jolie and brad pitt. so what's next for them, their six children and their reported $400 million fortune? today, wednesday, september 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller bla la squaw. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's another busy news morning. let's get right to that breaking news down in charlotte, north carolina. protests over a deadly police shooting there setting off a wave of angry protests.
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nbc's chris has the latest on this for us. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the scene here, far different than what it was just a few short hours ago. protesters remained on the street into the wee hours of the early morning following the shooting of an african-american man that police say was armed and dangerous. but family members say was disabled and carrying nothing more than a book. >> chaos erupting overnight in charlotte, north carolina. after a 43-year-old black man was fatally shot by police at an apartment complex. >> we got shots fired. one suspect down, legacy court. all officers, at 10-4. we've got one suspect down. >> authorities say officers were trying to serve a warrant to a different man tuesday afternoon when they encountered keith lamont scott who they say was armed. >> as they engage him, he is
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armed with a handgun that we found on the scene, as well. makes some imminent threat to them and because of that, at least one of our officers fired rounds at the subject, shooting him. >> news of scott's death spread quickly, sparking protests near the site of the shooting. demonstrators faced off with police wearing riot gear. >> why do you have a gas mask? i don't have a gas mask. >> clash, officers. >> they're jumping on top of cars, stopping traffic. they've got the entire intersection blocked. we're going to need units down here really quick. >> members of scott's family told local news outlets that he was not armed. instead, they say he had been clutching a book while waitinging to pick up a child after school. a woman who has been identified as a family member of the investigavictim had this to say. >> he didn't have no gun. he wasn't messing with nobody. they said hands up. he got a gun. he got a gun.
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pow, pow, pow, pow been that's it. >> officials say at least a dozen officers suffered nonlife threatening injuries during the protests. now, that was a street sweeper just came by a few moments ago cleaning up some of the debris, the rocks, the bottles left over from the overnight protests. now, the police officer who shot scott was identified tuesday afternoon -- tuesday night, i should say, as brenley vinson, the two-year veteran of the department who is also african-american, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. matt, savannah, back to you. >> chris klackum down in charlotte. thank you very much. federal terror charges have now been filed against the suspect in those bombing and bombing attempts here in new york and new jersey. this is his personal journal revealed much more about a possible motive in the case. let's begin our coverage with migu
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miguel. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. that new criminal complaint says the fbi began watching ahmad rahami outside of his home the day after the bombing. it says he was worried he would be captured before he, quote, carries off his jihad, . >> today, the bombing of public places, new details emerging from his criminal complaint. the fbi says rahami began ordering materials to build bombs in june, buying some stems items on ebay under his own name. the day of the bombings, rahami drove himself into manhattan through the lincoln tunnel. the ieds injured approximately 31 people in new york. one victim had to have multiple ball bearings removed from her body. after a shoot-out with police, investigators say they found a bullet pierced journal on rahami, filled with anti-american sentiment, written
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inside you usa government continue your lawsuiters against the mujahidean, be it iraq -- he also praised osama bin laden and the journal says with god willing, the sounds of the bombs will be heard in the streets, gunshots to on your police. death to your oppression. tuesday, rahami's father, mohammed, confirmed he spoke to the fbi in 2014. a neighbor told police mohammed called his son a terrorist after ahmad stabbed his brother in the leg during a fight. mohamed rahami later told the fbi he was just angry and had no reason to think his son was a terrorist. with the officers rahami is accused of woupgd now released from the hospital -- >> how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling like i got shot. i'm glad to be alive. i'm glad to be home. >> investigators are now looking
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into the suspect's frequent visits to pakistan and afghanistan. in 2011, rahami married asia bi by raham had i. she was living in pakistan and granted a visa to enter the u.s. overseas when the bombing occurred, she's been questioned by investigators in the united arab emirates, denying any prior knowledge of the attacks, according to a senior law enforcement official. >> we have nothing to indicate at this point that she's involved. >> this morning, a clearer picture of the suspect, one investigators paint as anti-american and ready to kill. >> the criminal complaint also says raham had i watched jihad videos from his social media account and added a family member took cell phone video of him inside his backyard using incendiary devices. back to you. >> thank you. nbc news analyst once served as the deputy national security adviser under president george w. bush, juan, good morning.
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>> good morning. good to see you, matt. >> you were asked about whether raham had i acted alone or whether he had help. we're 24 hours further into this right now. based on what you've heard or read, are you moving in either direction on that? >> it's clear there's more suspicion around the family, especially given the information about this individual crow taken at the home two days prior to the attack. which seems to be some sort of test of the incendiary device. so that begins to raise questions as to whether or not the family knew more than has been suggested. and certainly suggests, as we talked about yesterday, matt, that this was not a hermit terrorist. this was an individual who was still living with his family and not hiding his views. >> even as you say that, juan, we know there was tension between the son and the father. and knowing about unusual activity is different than helping someone. >> absolutely right. and we've got to be very careful about that. but no doubt, authorities are looking very closely at the family relationships.
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and, matt, as we've seen over time, these terrorists, even if family members aren't aware, sometimes have social networks of some sort that are supporting the cause. so i think we have to be careful about the lone wolf narrative and mythology because often these are individuals that have some degree of support. >> and we now know, juan, that there was contact with this individual in the sense of talking to the family members after a report about a domestic violence incident, checking databases, the fbi said it did an assessment, which is less than an investigation. the fbi never spoke to rahami itself. >> well, given what's happened, it does. it seems like talking to him would have been helpful, perhaps checking into his travel records more deeply would have helped as well. the fbi in some ways is whipsawed, though, because they are charged with not only trying to prevent attacks but they also have to protect constitutional
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rights. their guidelines require them to close investigations and these preliminary investigations if there is not evidence that raises suspicions. so they can't just keep lists of people that are potentially problematic. they have to have a reason for that and that really binds what the fbi can do. >> juan, thank you very much. and now to the state of the presidential race, 48 days left until the election. hillary clinton delivering an address in orlando today laying out her plan for what the campaign is calling an inclusive economy. >> donald trump is holding a rally in toledo, ohio, one of the battleground states he's visited most since securing the republican information. our latest data shows clinton outspending her rival by a 5-1 margin in advertising. to date the clinton campaign poured more than $96 million into ads during this general election. trump's campaign just over $17
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million. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is here in new york covering it all. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're now just five days away from that crucial first presidential debate. this morning donald trump is fighting back against tough new questions about his charitable foundation and whether it violated laws that prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses. under scrutiny again this morning, donald trump's charitable foundation. new york's attorney general, a democrat, telling nbc news he's looking into whether trump used money from the charity to pay for his own legal settlements. "the washington post" reporting trump spent $258,000 to settle various lawsuits. that includes a deal with a golfer who made a million dollar hole in one during a charity tournament at one of trump's courses but later settled for $158,000 because of a rules dispute. that payment reportedly coming not from a business or personal account, but from the trump foundation.
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>> instead of those businesses paying money, trump had his charity pay money. that's against the rules if you use your charity's money to pay off debts your businesses have incurred. >> reporter: "the post" also reporting this 4-foot tall portrait of trump was purchased with $10,000 of charity money. overnight the trump campaign responding, accusing "the post" of getting their facts wrong but not identifying a single example, adding there was not and could not be any intent or motive for the trump foundation to make improper payments. still the republican nominee is teeing off. >> i mean honestly, places like afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities. >> reporter: mocking hillary clinton for taking a day off the trail, tweeting sleep well, hillary, see you at the debates. in fact clinton spent the day working, according to aides, hosting a counterterrorism call with national security advisers. meanwhile donald trump jr. is still under fire for a tweet comparing refugees to poisoned candy. an analogy he's made before.
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>> if we had a bowl of skittles on this table and three of the thousand were poisonous, would you take from the bowl? you want to figure out which is bad. >> reporter: twitter igniting with outrage including this photo of a young syrian refugee. mike pence responding with nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> i think what's insensitive is to turn a blind eye to policies that are very likely compromising the safety and security of the american people. >> reporter: the campaign blame the firestorm on people who would rather be politically correct than safe, praising don jr. as a tremendous asset. ironically according to the bbc this morning, the british man who took that original photo, that image of the bowl of skittles used in donald trump jr.'s tweet was himself a refugee. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander, thank you. we told you about those violent demonstrations in charlotte overnight. protests are also growing over yet another fatal police shooting, this one of an unarmed
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man in tulsa, oklahoma. nbc's janet shamlian is there. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. these videos have touched a nerve well beyond tulsa. sparking anger and frustration across the country. and now this morning for the first time, we are hearing the officer's side of the story. protests in tulsa, as a wave of outrage grows this morning over the death of terence crutcher. >> why is he being treated like a criminal when he's done nothing wrong? >> reporter: videos of the unarmed father of four with his hands in the air being shot by officer betty shelby stirring anger. from the campaign trail where hillary clinton tweeted this should be intolerable. and basketball player dwyane wade posting we must show our strength as a black community more. >> shots fired! >> reporter: crutcher was tasered by one officer and shot by another. for more than two minutes, no one goes to check on him. he died later at the hospital. >> it's pure devastation. >> reporter: his twin sister,
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tiffany. >> the excessive force and all of that is just uncalled for when someone's hands are up. and that's what happened. >> reporter: this morning, officer betty shelby's side of the story from her attorney. >> she became concerned about him reaching for his left pocket, despite being commanded not to. >> reporter: according to a report in the "tulsa world" citing the lead investigator on the case, a vial of pcp was found in crutcher's vehicle. crutcher's family says even if that is true, it's no justification for deadly force. >> this was an unjustified killing. the position of the family is resolute on this matter. >> reporter: unlike what we saw in charlotte last night, the protests here have been peaceful, but they come amid calls from terence crutcher's family for charges to be filed against the police officer. matt and savannah. >> janet, thank you. now to an attack on an aid
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convoy in syria. it has led the u.n. to suspend all aid deliveries there. the obama administration is now blaming russia for the bombing. here is nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: good morning, matt and savannah. there have been more bitter exchanges between the u.s. and russia over this, one of the worst incidents of this long war, the destruction of that aid convoy. here in syria today, not a single piece of aid has got through to the hundreds of thousands of people who desperately need it. aid convoys have been fired on before in syria, but never like this. food, clothes and medical supplies for 78,000 people targeted. aid workers killed. it was hit just 30 minutes after the latest cease-fire ended. >> more than 20 vehicles, 20 trucks -- >> reporter: u.s. officials have told reuters that two russian warplanes were above the convoy
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at the exact moment it was hit. the white house blames russia. >> there only could have been two entities responsible, either the syrian regime or the russian government. >> reporter: russia says it didn't do it and claims syrian warplanes can't fly at night. moscow concedes it was tracking the convoy with a drone and blames this rebel vehicle carrying a heavy weapon. the u.n. says it knew the area wasn't safe but alerted everyone to the clearly marked convoy. >> if this attack was deliberate, it could well amount to a war crime. >> reporter: more air strikes are now killing and injuring and a merciless war is dragging on. while it may be difficult to prove who did this and reports this morning of another attack on a medical clinic near aleppo killing four workers. rebels blaming an air strike. the cease-fire here is history. matt, savannah.
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>> bill neely, thank you. mr. roker here with a first check of the weather. >> there's some severe weather in the upper midwest and flood watches involved. you can see heavy thunderstorms moving between minneapolis and green bay. flood watches in effect today. six million people. rainfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour. there's a risk of strong storms from omaha, minneapolis, all the way to dubuque. just into sevcentral wisconsin. very humid air, low pressure moving along this front going to trigger off the strong thunderstorms. we could be looking at hail, some wind, even a risk for flooding. look at the rainfall we are talking about areas . picking up 3 to 4 but locally up to 6 inches of rain. with the ground saturated from heavy rains, we could be looking at flooding. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good wednesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we have sprinkles on the radar this morning, believe it or not. a lot of this stuff has already moved out of the region. we still have a few more sprinkles as you move through the morning. lots of clouds, not the low clouds we usually see. but mid and high-level clouds. 62 in the south bay and 50s across the rest of the bay area. 40s in the north bay this morning. later this afternoon, a mix of 60s and 70s around the inner bay. low 80s for the inland valleys. >> and that's your latest weather. guys. >> just ahead, a showdown overthe skyrocketing price of life-saving epipens.
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the company's ceo facing a grilling on capitol hill today. we're there live. and a hollywood breakup shocking fans. angelina jolie and brad pitt calling it quits. why is the actor seeking sole physical custody of their six children. first, this is "today" on nbc. coming up, science revea
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anthony slaughter is in. >> clouds across the bay area. the clouds still hanging out across parts of the south bay. we've got some drizzle and sprinkle activity out there this morning. mostly cons traelted across the east bay, delta and south bay foothills. the procession will continue to lift out over the next couple days. red flag fire warnings as well. that means heightened fire danger especially near the sob ran necessary fire where they have read flag warnings in place. inland in the low 80s. san francisco back in the 60s. mike what are you tracking on the roads. >> looking good. seeing the south bay kick in, especially north on highway 87. everybody is getting traffic through silicon valley, west across the sam ma tie toe and dumbarton bridge, heavy traffic in the last half hour. the bayshore freeway suffering from the increase. shuttle buses in place in vallejo because they're looking for the potential oil spill.
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shuttle buses take longer. >> all right, mike. thank you very much. that will do it for us. we'll have more updates in 30 minutes.
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♪ >> hi, everybody. 7:30 wednesday morning, 21st of september 2016. crowd waving and we'll wave right back. nice to have you along. >> let's take a look at headlines right now. fatal police shooting in charlotte sparked violent protests overnight. at least 12 officers were injured, fires were set on an interstate. tear gas was used to disperse a crowd. they encountered another man armed with a gun. >> at this point, all we know is they're in the apartment complex parking lot and this subject
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gets out with a weapon. they engage him and one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon. >> the officer who opened fire is on administrative leave as that shoot sg being investigated. federal terrorism charges have now been filed against ahmad rahami, the man accused in the weekend bombings in new jersey and new york. the fbi has now interviewed his wife. hillary clinton returns to the campaign trail after taking tuesday off. she has events planned in florida while donald trump will be holding rallies in the state of ohio. >> a campaign moment, a tweelt from donald trump that interned internet users into arm chair history yabs. tuesday, trump saits said hillary clinton is trying to hold his idea of holding rallies in front of airplanes. here is what he tweeted. do people notice hillary is
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copying my airplane rallies. in fact, however, politicians have been doing this for decades. people on twitter posted numerous examples. everybody from president obama, mccain, kerry, bush, reagan, kennedy. one clinton staffer twooit tw e a photo of eisenhower doing it. >> there you go. now to the break-up a lot of people are talking about. angelina jolie filing for divorce from brad pitt. this morning, both actors are speaking out about the swlit. natalie has more from los angeles on this. >> in the world of a-list hollywood marriages, brad and angelina are in a league of their own. but now after 12 years and six children together, brangelina is no more. >> on monday, just weeks after this two-year wedding anniversary, angelina jolie filed for divorce from brad pitt.
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she quited irreconcilable differences and asked for sole physical custody of the six kids. jolie's rep said angelina will always do what's in the best interests of her children. >> brad and angelina both came into the marriage with very different ideas of parenting. over the the the years, they would had tell people one of them was very strict and the other of them was very soft. so parenting, it's safe to say, a pretty tense negotiation at times. >> the couple last spotted together in l.a. in july met in 2003 on the set of "mr. and mrs. smith." >> on the scale of one to ten, how happy are you as a couple? >> when pitt was still married to jennifer aniston. they later divorced and brangelina was born. both pitt and jolie both denied any affair. >> i wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.
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>> three adopted and three biological children later, the couple finally tied the knot in 2014. jolie painting a picture of domestic bliss to tom brokaw. >> it was just in that feeling of security and comfort that we always had, recommitting after ten years of being together, not because we had to, but because we were absolutely sure we felt that much of a family and it was that moment. >> but recently, rumors of tabloid strife. tabloids suggest pitt used drugs and hole and had an extra marital affair. >> both sides say there were no truth to rumors of infidelity or substance abuse. brad made it clear his focus right now is on the kids. i think he's very worried right now about his access to the kids. >> actor and friend of the couple, george clooney, reacting to the news of the break-up on cnn. >> it's unfortunate b story
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about a family. i'm sorry to hear that. >> jolie is not seeking any spousal support. >> we'll have more on this today on "access hollywood." >> lisa bloom is our legal analyst and will look into this for us. >> a little squeezy to be honest because nobody knows what happened in that relationship except the couple and perhaps their kids. isn't it true that a lot of what comes out in initial divorce filings is put there to leverage can be gained either to get a settlement or to gain some settlement in court? >> absolutely. however, in jolie's -- >> i'm not accusing her of anything. >> right. she's simply asking for sole physical custody of those children. >> let's talk about that. is that unusual? with the typical disposition be you share physical custody, you share legal custody? do you have to allege something over and above the normal to say, hey, i am entitled to sole
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physical custody of my children smp. >> so this is what i tell all of my clients. this is how the case is going to turn out. you're going to get 50/50 legal and physical custody, meaning you're both going to share all the important decision bes the kids, their religion, education, etcetera and you'll get roughly 50/50 time with the kids unless there is abuse or neglect and that's not alleged here. >> so why then go this route? >> the short, cryptic statement we have from jolie is she feels this is in the best interest of the children. >> do we know about prenup? >> we don't. it would shock me that a couple with this level of earnings does not have a prenup. . >> they've been married just two years, legally married.. they were together for about a decade. when you start looking into the division of assets and you're trying to do a divorce proceeding, do you look at that whole period of time, the ten years, or just the time of the legal marriage? >> so when it comes to the kids,
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the legal marriage is irrelevant. they are both the parents of those kids. they both have all the rights to visitation and custody. but when it comes to property, marriage is significant. and all the property gained during the marriage will be split roughly 50/50 unless there is that pre-nup. >> and you're concentrating on the right. we keep talking about the kids, the kids, the kids. there are six children here and i think for their sake we have to be very careful about what they say. >> and they both say they want what's best for those kids. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> we are looking at some warm weather to talk about as we get into the latter part of the week. and widespread warmth with fall starting thursday at 10:21 a.m. tomorrow. look at these temperatures over the next several days. 90s in st. louis. upper 80s, knockville. d.c., upper 80s. jacksonville, upper 80s. as we get out west, here is where the chill comes in. here is where we start to feel a little bit more fall-like. look at these temperatures. seattle will be in the upper 50s on friday.
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billings, upper 50s. low 80s in denver. albuquerque, temperatures in the upper 70s. that's more like it and it starts to make its way east towards the good wednesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we've got green on the radar this morning. if you get going outside, keep in mind you may run into some sprinkles, especially across parts of the peninsula, reports of sprinkles in berkeley and the tri-valley. fall right around the corner. temperatures will cool off as we go through the day today. 40s and oohs across most of the bay right now. this afternoon, 60s and 70s replacing the 80s and 90s. cool for tomorrow, the first day of fall. >> get that weather anytime you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. coming up, how the family of jonbenet ramsey is fighting back after a review of evidence in the murder mystery for a tv show points the finger at her brot r
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tom costello has been covering this story. he's on capitol hill this morning. tom, good morning. >> yeah, good morning. this is made all the more awkward because the ceo's father is a united states senator from west virginia. but heather brash is expected to tell congress today is the reason the epipen has become so expensive is because of the money they put into redesigning the epipen. >> no one is more frustrated than me. >> so far, only once has heather brush faced tough questions on camera over the dramatic price increases for an epipen pack, going from less than $100 to more than $600 over the last ten years just as her compensation took off. >> you're making $118 million a year. you understand how that looks. >> brian, look, i understand better than anyone that facts are inconvenient to headlines. >> and this morning, more bad
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headlines. usa today reports heather brush's own mother helped lead the effort to get epipens in all schools. cale manchon was reported to the west virginia board of education by her husband, then governor, and now democratic senator. she tells nbc news, my only concern and motivation was and always will be how we can protect as many possible from an allergic reaction. this morning, mylan is calling the report factually inaccurate, saying the company is not the only provider of epinephrine injectors. but on capitol hill, bipartisan outrage is growing. >> over the last few years, millions of dollars trying to get schools to stockpile this drug. >> we want them to earn a profit, but, really? $600 to the end consumer?
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>> but this morning, the company says those numbers don't tell the whole story. mylan's profit, it says, is only $100 per epipen two pack. in addition, the company says it's worked hard to get the epipen in schools where they're needed, but a lot of people think that that $100 per two-pack is a bit excessive. back to you. >> tom costello on the hill for us. thank you. just ahead, what happened when blake shelton tried to play the gwen stefani part of "the voits." >> and amy schumer has sparked a big discussion. with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't worked well enough. humira can lower your ability to
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wx toss to traffic good wednesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter. showers across the bay area this morning. gray skies out there as the clouds scoot by. a lot of this stuff is dry. we or getting reports of rainfall. in fact, a fewer sent in this picture from twitter. peter says in berkeley that he heard a sound this morning that he hadn't heard in a long time. there is the proof. raindrops on the patio. fall right around the corner. temperatures will be very comfortable today, 60s and 70s. nothing like we saw over the past couple days. fall starts tomorrow. temperatures will be even cooler. rebounding nicely for the weekend. let's toss to mike and track the morning commute. >> don't drive on peter's patio. it might be slick. we have the commute kicking in for the south bay. north 17 even though that's one of your lighter commutes. we have the earlier crash at
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hamilton. that may be adding complication. slow 880 from hayward to union city. northbound we saw that jamming up. northbound at davis we have a disabled vehicle in the fast lane. that slows you down coming off the castro valley y. the vallejo ferry is back in service heading towards san francisco. that's better news. look at the peninsula, palo alto slow jamming up at university. back to you. mike, thank you. you mentioned vallejo. happening right now, still no word about the source behind last night's odor that prompted some people to seek treatment and that triggered a shelter in place. you can link to pa full update at the top of our home page. 9ers quarterback colin kaepernick admits to receiving death threats in response to his national anthem protest. the ceo of the company that boosted e pi pen price, what she
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>> a new tv documentary, putting jonbenet ramsey's brother in the spotlight. why his brother is calling that false and heinous. and walk it off. step and step and stepping. >> the popular fitness trackers, do they really work? we put them to the test. >> and playing the gen swen ste.
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>> we are all going to be part of that. >> before we get to narcotics a check of the morning stories, it is time for the news. federal investigation watching the suspect at his family home the day after the bombing. would he have any help? >> accused of spreading from new jersey to new york.
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31 people injured in the blast. some it participated a dark picture of him. claiming his social media had extremist content. police recovered a journal in his possession, containing antiamerican sentiments. as well as the shooter who killed 13. it ends, with inshallah, god willing the sournds of the bombs will be heard in the street. according to the complaint, he ordered material to make bombs
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in june, under his own name. investigators are looking in to the 28 year-old's visits to pakistan and afghanistan. telling nbc news, his wife was overseas during the attack and was squeed and said she knew nothing about her husband's plan. >> tuesday, his father, muhammad confirms he spoke to the fbi in 2014, telling police, muhammad called his son a terrorist, after he stabbed his brother during a fight. later he told the fbi he was angry, and had no reason to think his son was a terrorist. two years later, investigators say this. >> what federal officials don't know is where the bombs were made. there was no trace that they
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were asellabled at the family home. >> thank you very much. in the meantime, the mayor of charlotte, north carolina, asking for calm after protests turned violent. a police officer shot and killed 43 year-old keith scott while looking for someone with a warrant. claimed his stepped out of a car and was armed. police responded to the protests with tear gas. 12 were treated for minor injuries. samsung is promising to have enough note 7s to replace the recall. the batteries can over heat and catch fire, they were recalled.
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we're back. it's 8:09. a new series in the 20-year-old murder investigation of jonbenet ramsey is getting a lot of
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attention these days. >> joe fryer has more. what's going on? >> reporter: first the o.j. simpson story inspired a new crop of programs, now the mystery surrounding jonbenet ramsey's murder is getting a lot of attention on tv with two programs drawing two very different conclusions about what happened. this morning, the ramsey family attorney is fighting back, promising to file a lawsuit against one of those shows. as the 20-year anniversary of jonbenet ramsey's death draws closer, the unsolved case is generating a wave of renewed interest and controversy. on cbs a two-night series called "the case of jonbenet ramsey" brought together a team of investigators, including the chief investigator for the boulder district attorney at the time of the murder. they spent months digging into the evidence and conclude with a theory point a finger at the girl's 9-year-old brother, burke. >> i think burke was upset with circumstances or christmas presents, he probably would have been upset about her trying to
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snag a piece of pineapple. after anger he may have struck her with na flashlight. >> i think we all agree on that. >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: that theory is drawing the ire of burke's attorney who plans to sue for defamation, something he did successfully more than 15 years ago. in a statement he said no fair-minded person can condone this false and heinous television attack by cbs on a young man for ratings and profits. in response, cbs says it stands by the broadcast and will do so in court. >> i did not kill my daughter, jonbenet. >> i did not have anything to do with it. >> reporter: the ramseys have always maintained their innocence and burke was exonerated by authorities in 1999. still, with the anniversary looming, knowing so many tv programs would surface, burke wanted to get his story out. he broke his silence for the first time during an interview that aired on "dr. phil." >> there still are people that believe that you killed your
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sister. >> yes. >> what do you say about that? >> look at the evidence or the lack thereof. >> reporter: earlier this month in a documentary on a & e called "the killing of jonbenet, the truth uncovered," experts offered another theory that dna evidence points to an intruder, not someone from the ramsey family. >> i think the unescapable conclusion is that an unidentified male committed this crime. as soon as there's a hit, he will be nailed and that will solve the crime. >> reporter: bottom line, nearly 20 years later, no solid answers and still a number of conflicting theories. the boulder police department says the case remains open and a couple detectives do still receive information on a regular basis. back to you guys. >> joe fryer, thank you. let's take a turn now. al is here with a check of the weather. >> let's see what's happening. we've got the ghost of julia still hanging off the east coast, remnants of payne pushing moisture into the southwest and
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some strong storms firing up near minneapolis and just to the west of chicago. could be some airport delays later this morning. afternoon highs 90s into the mid-section of the country from the gulf coast. humidity levels high here in the northeast so it will feel even warmer than the 80s that are predicted. those strong storms, possible flooding from minneapolis, minnesota, all the way into central wisconsin. some showers along the central florida coast. look for that rain lingering in the southeast and some gusty showers through the southwest. that's what's hey, good wednesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we've got some green on the radar. that means nice sprinkles out there, especially across parts of the east bay and peninsula and including parts of the south bay foothills. keep in mind as you get going this morning, you may see some sprinkles there. temperatures back into the 50s and 60s for the most part we've got clouds hanging out. those clouds will clear out by the afternoon. hang onto the cool weather, 65 in san francisco, 77 peninsula,
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inland valleys will manage low 80s from north bay to south bay. >> that's your latest west. >> thanks, al. so much. let's find what's trending today. let us start with the awkward moment in the wake of the brangelina news. how sad will you be not to say brangelina anymore? you know what, getting that out of the vocabulary is hard. george clooney just happened to be at the u.n. when the story broke so it fell to cnn's richard ross to ask him about it. >> it's a big story. you're friends with both of them. your thoughts, any thoughts, she's a humanitarian, angelina, and your friend brad. >> what happened? >> they're divorcing. >> i didn't know that. i feel very sorry. that's a sad story and unfortunate for a family, an unfortunate story about a family. i'm really sorry to hear that.
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first i've heard of it. >> our hearts go out to richard ross here. first of all, he had to ask clooney about it. clooney clearly hadn't heard the news. also he is a seasoned correspondent, covers the wars in iraq and afghanistan, the berlin wall and then he finds himself having to ask -- >> in an unenviable position. >> and he did it well. >> who it was more awkward for actually. >> hearts go out to both. >> was it wednesday? all right. so you've always asked what is the happiest song in the world. you've always asked that. >> i've wondered. >> now we have an answer to that question and it comes from science. researchers at the university of missouri studied 126 songs from the last 50 years and came up with a specific formula. yes, carson, an algorithm that took into things like beats per minute, lyrics. what's the happiest song in the world? '"happy" by pharrell.
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>> i am so sorry, no, it's not. any other guesses before we get to the answer? it was "don't stop me now" by queen. >> what? i don't even know that song. ♪ >> what? >> what do you mean what? that is the happiest song in the world. >> you've got to be kidding. >> why is the happiest song in the world making al so happy? >> what's your happiest song in the world? >> "wake me up before you go go". >> my changes every week but the song "me too," -- >> what's your happy song? >> i go with "rubber band man" by the spinners. i love that, it makes me smile. >> what's yours, savannah? >> well, i like that coldplay song "adventure of a lifetime."
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>> carson? >> "beautiful day" by u2 always makes me feel good, happy. >> 126 songs in 50 years? >> it's a new algorithm, okay? >> what an odd number. >> the algorithm is very picky. they say there's nothing sweeter than a mother's love. that was on display yesterday during a baseball game. here is the orioles first baseman making his major league debut and, yes, his first hit is a home run. look at mom. look at mom. she had the best reaction. the shock, the disbelief written all over her face. by the way, she's a lifelong orioles fan so of course that makes it even better, and she got to keep the ball. so cute. >> she was a little too surprised like she didn't believe her son could hit it out. >> always looking for the dark side. we're going to start with
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the first lady, michelle obama. stephen colbert's guest last night and shared her impression of her husband. have a look. >> malia will start it because she usually asks the serious question. dad, tell us about your day. and what about that conversation on global warming. and barack -- sasha and i are like oh, god, no, don't get him started. and he said well, i'm glad you asked that. let me just -- let me just answer that in three points. one, and then 1a and then 1a and b and sasha and i are like, oh! >> mrs. obama also joking that her husband loves to hear gossip at the dinner table because, quote, he has no life, end quote. her words, not mine. all right. and to one hotel guest, rather unusual celebrity request. he reserved a room in california and his girlfriend loves jeff
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goldbloom so he asked that the room stash photos of jeff all over the room. he was kidding. but when the couple got to their room, look at what they found. photos of jeff goldbloom were everywhere, in the bathroom, by the bed, next to the phone, all over the room. the man and his girlfriend were indeed shocked but thankful for the incredible customer service. >> why didn't i think of that? >> there we go. finally to "the voice." we've got some pretty good talent this year but the coaches will obviously stop at nothing to woo some of the artist to their team. miley cyrus using her godmother, dolly parton. last night blake shelton an artist who likes reggae music was leaning towards adam but blake brought up somebody close to his heart. >> maybe wondering how i can help you -- >> i'm wondering how you help him. >> i do have some serious connections in that reggae ska world these days. >> really?
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really? you're going to do that? >> yes, really. >> i think i'm going to have to pick blake over you. >> yes! >> i'm not afraid to say that i blade the gwen stefani card. i mean, hey, if you've got it, you've got to use it. >> that's right. and it worked. >> best season yet. this one of "the voice" is really awesome. >> good job, carson. >> thank you. now to our ongoing series called cutting the fat today. we've tackled restrictive diets and high intensity workouts. this morning a look at fitness trackers. >> a lot of people wonder how accurate are they. our national correspondent decided to try them out. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. so many of us trying to hit that magic number of 10,000 steps every day. whether it's your smartphone counting your steps or a fitness tracker you wear on your wrist like this one, we expect them to get it right, down to the step, down to the calorie, but are
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they really? this morning i'm putting the most popular fitness trackers to the test. wait until you see the results. i'm going to get all my steps in today. who says you can't exercise at work? working up quite a little sweat here. i'm hitting the streets. stepping, stepping, stepping, and the hallways. fitness trackers on my phone and my wrist counting every step. but are they really accurate? first, we're going to test out the free fitness apps for your phones. we're trying out apple health for iphones and google fit for android devices. i'm going to put both in my hand and go about my day. theoretically both devices should count the same number of steps. walking all over 30 rock. this is where i do all the editing. strolling to different floors. taking the apps everywhere. the cameraman is running now so i guess we're running. let's actually walk. we are at work here, we look a
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little weird. and the results are in. the iphone says i walked 3,140 steps. the google fit for android says i walked 3,036 steps. both apple and google telling nbc news they have no comment. remember, these are free apps on your phone. what if your actually spending money on those special fitness trackers. are those devices accurate? to find out, i'm wearing three fitness trackers on the same wrist. right here i have the jawbone 3, the garmin vivo smart hr and this is the fitbit charge hr. let's see what happens and get to stepping. now i'm walking around new york city for more than an hour. oh, baby. ending up in central park. >> everybody is talking about them, everybody's wants one. >> we're going to see which one is the most accurate. >> fabulous. >> the fitbit says i walked 5,188 steps. check the garmin. it says i walked 5,984 steps.
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so a lot more. but the jawbone says i walked the most. a whopping 6,271 steps. so what are you supposed to believe? >> hop up onto the treadmill. >> to find out, i came here to the performance lab at new york's hospital for special surgery. that mask measures my calorie burn. my producers count 500 steps. >> 498, 500, jump off. >> well, that's comfortable. >> i hop off to crunch the numbers on steps. the fitbit was the closest with 502. the garmin 520. and the jawbone, 559 steps. but the real headline here is the calories, right? we all want to know how many calories we burn. what is your the official number from your computer? >> 19.9 calories. >> northboune of them were clos. the jawbone said i burned 43
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calories. fitbit 67 cal reese, more than triple your number. the garmin was the highest, saying i burned 78 calories, nearly quadruple what i burned. >> the trackers are designed to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyles. garmin adding the position on the wrist matters if multiple devices were worn at the same time and whether it's on your dominant hand. go for a walk, go for a jog but don't expect absolute precision from your fitness tracker. back to you devise. >> who wears a fitness tracker here? >> it comes with the ipod. >> on your wrist? >> huh-uh. >> you get the prize for the most steps. >> debra got me a treadmill desk so when i'm at my desk, i'm walking. >> so how many a day. >> between 15,000 and 20,000. >> that's just crazy. >> i'm trying to walk 10,000
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steps a day and it's hard. i ask al and he's got 20,000. >> i'm in competition with my son, nick. he's got an apple watch too. >> i thought it was cool for a time. i would walk around my apartment to try to get 20 more steps to make it an even number. >> i like the fact that debra has the remote control of your treadmill. >> deb, deb,s. i'm ...
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==topvo== ymca isxcted to comme ter today .. onhe arrest oa good wednesday morning 8:26. i'm sam brock. the ymca is expected to comment later today on the arrest of san francisco camp counselor accused of molesting three young campers during field trips. u.s. marshals in arizona raid add home and arrested 24-year-old evan blanchard. he's accused of fondling three underaged girls while he was working at the embarcadero ymca. he's accused of sending explicit videos to the girl. called police when a counselor expressed concern. blanchard awaiting extradition back to california. mike has a look at traffic in the south bay. >> things bogging down, worse
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because things. slowing down. right about union earlier crash looked clear, recovery in the last few minutes. there's 87. 101 slow driver for the expressway. i think there's a stall there judging by the pattern there but nothing as far as complication. a smoother drive but slow through heyward both directions 880 a peninsula, 101 jammed for second crash right at university. back to you. >> all right, mike. thank you very much. that's going to do it for us. we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes.
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it's 8:30, we >> it is the 21st of september 2016, a lot of turning 85, adorable. bargains for fall beauty. >> and is your mind causing you to do over reading. >> maria shriver, back with that segment. looking forward to that. >> and the return of super store. triathlons, the emmys with her and more. >> starting with today, we are
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looking at wet weather. the temperature averages, a monthly temperatures, as a whole, 2016 is on track to be the hottest year on record. it has been a toasty one around the globe. closer to home, it is way above normal. unseasonal heat, heavy rain in the atlantic coast. the west, damp as well. for tomorrow, we expect to see showers starting to take off from the southeast. storms, and flooding possible in the upper mississippi river valley. heavy rain to the inner mountain regions, and heat and humidity in the country. hey, good wednesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter. we've got green on the radar this morning. that means nice sprinkles out there especially across parts of
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the east bay and near the peninsula and including parts of the south bay foothills. keep in mind as you get going this morning, you may see sprinkles there. temperatures back into the 50s and 60s for the most part. still got clouds hanging out. they will clear out by the afternoon. hang onto the cool weather, 65 in san francisco, 77 for peninsula, inland valleys will manage low 80s from north bay down to the south bay. don't forget, get weather any time you need it. channel 108. s siriusxm host. >> let's go back inside. >> now, to the brain power today. how your brain could be making it harder for you to lose weight. >> maria is back. >> it comes to being overweight, many people feel guilt, feeling
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their eating habits is a personal flaw. the brain could explain why some people can't better control their eating. for myrtle. food is her best friend and her enemy. weighing 240 pounds. >> did i eat that whole box of cookies. now, the people's love of food may not be a lack of wilpower, but because their brains are wired differently. >> this study took four years, what is the word you would describe when you saw the results? >> shocking. >> in the study comparing the
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these are the areas of the brain that receive that information about what is pleasurable. >> she found that once the lean women were full, the brain showed no interest in food. brains of the obese women lit up. if like they haven't eaten at all. their she followed her obese subjects through weight loss surgery. she found their brain responses to food changed, looking more like the lean women. a year after surgery, the brain were turned to craving food even after it was false. >> they were shifting back. >> to their obese brain. >> it started to become their
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enemy again. >> explaining why it is so hard for people to keep weight off long term. myrtle lost 50 pounds, and said herself yearning for sweets stopped. a year later, they came back. >> i noticed that i still have that for certain foods. >> what is the message for people struggling with weight. now you have an excuse. it is okay? >> i think it is know that it is difficult. don't expect it to be anything but difficult. you can still lose weight, it will take a tremendous effort. myrtle said that knowing her brain is wired this way empowers her to take control. exercising more, and weighing herself daily. to combat her mind's natural impulses. >> i must acknowledge that those brain patterns are there. with that knowledge, work through it.
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>> researchers still don't know why the brains of some obese people are wired differently. is it genetic or does becoming overweight cause your brain to change? doctors hope to develop medicines to treat obesity as a disorder of the brain, much like they do depression. that is what the doctor was saying is the future. >> there are some who write it off and look at someone overweight and say, it is a will power issue. this looks at biology. >> the doctor was saying, when people would come in, they would say, my brain is different. which is why they did the study. it turns out, they are right. she is hoping that people will be more compassion ate. >> fascinating, you think of those on the yo-yo diet. it makes sense. >> she is saying, don't use it as an excuse. for all of us to have more compassion.
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>> that is amazing. >> brain power. >> show the picture of you. >> no, no. >> come on. >> 35 years ago. it is like ten years ago. we look exactly the same. >> i look exactly the same. >> that is it. >> making a move on me. >> 35 years ago. coming up next, beauty to help you look your best. the new t hottest products of the season.
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back now at 8:46. >> back at 8:46, you are what you eat. you can actually take that literally. if you want to improve your health, what should you be snacking on, what to avoid. doctor, good to have you here. i have a problem at airports, i eat junk, comfort foods, chips, and chocolate bars, you can get me get healthier with three steps. >> absolutely. >> the first, eat fermented foods, fermented cabbage, some
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fermented black tea, fermented milk, served in korean restaurants. >> what is it about the fermented food. >> it gives you the bacteria that helps your gut. we used to think that bacteria is bad for you. most of the bacteria, especially in your gut are good for you. important functions to help you make vitmines, crowd out the bad guys, good for your immune system. >> how often do we need to eat fermented foods? >> one serving. >> i can have the hot dog with the sauerkraut. >> without the bun, yes. >> those are the food that feed
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8:51, time >> time for birthday, al. you are up. >> take the smukers jar out for a spin. see who is out there. happy 100th birthday to sam, the secret to longevity is to always keep moving.
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>> peggy got her driver's license when she was 75! happy 100th birthday. and a handy man, arnold, from california. and gola, 107 years old. stays up late reading books. and george enjoys spending time watching baseball with his grandsons. 77th anniversary to robert and emmaallen, they met working on a company store. they say the secret to a long and happy marriage, be there for each other through good and bad. good blosz. if you know someone celebrating a hundred years or a big
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anniversary. >> stole our secret. be there for each other. >> you mean, on the phone. >> look who has joined us! america ferre rmra. >> kibrang on you for a second. read you something that said was about the show. it is reliably funny with a razor sharp emsemble. how do you plead? >> i agree. >> you having fun with it? >> having so much fun with it. so excited about the season. and you know, in this television landscape, it is hard, there is so much out there. my list is backed up. i know. we are having such a great time. what excited me about this show was, it is a humorous
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perspective of everyday working class people. and our cast, as you can see is so diverse, that allows us to talk about anything. we are not picking sides or staying with right and wrong. we discuss everything from plan b, to open carry gun laws, to planned parenthood, we do it in a funny way. it is not about preaching, than minding the humor of so many different people's views of the same issues. >> you have a long list of what you watch. what is on your list? >> that is on nbc. >> narrow it down. >> well, am i allowed to say "game of thrones," and the kids. >> you geek out with each other? >> i do. definitely. >> it is fun. i saw you at the emmys, you see
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everybody standing around, all the shows you watch. you are like, hi! >> how about the boys -- >> i did a triathalon on saturday, and went to the emmys on sunday. it was amazing, it was the first time i have ever done anything like that. that is me. i trained for five months. my husband and i did it together. we raised $33,000 for the leukemia foundation. i swam in the ocean. it was a mile swim. >> super store. we are back after local news. i'm ...
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==topvo== lots of pplen vallejo ts morning .. still wonderinghatmis good morning, it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. a lot of people in vallejo still wondering what might have caused last night's unusual order that caused people to shelter in place. people wen to the emergency room having trouble breathing and itchy eyes and throat. it has been lifted and the oder
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dissipated. they have ruled out possibility that it was a release from nearby refinery. still thoughts oder could have been from an oil sheen on the bay. so far the coast guard has found nothing but we will continue to dig. happening now, in vallejo posting updates to twitter feed. find latest information on home page and sharon will be live in the midday newscast at 11:00. niners quarterback colin kaepernick admits he's received death threats in response to his national anthem protest. find this story in our twitter feed. ceo of that company that boosted prices for epipen is on capitol hill defending her strategy to lawmakers. look at our facebook page to find out what she says drove her to raise those prices.
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this morning on today's take, what both sides are saying about the shocking split. and america ferrara takes us inside "superstore." al and i go to the ballpark. all that and more, coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's takes with al roker, tamron hall and billy bush live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, september 21st. billy, al, tamron. we've got two others -- >> very special people. >> my parents are here today. >> love is in the air. >> for those of you who are
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possibly devastated over the brangelina breakup, there they are. 48 years and going strong. >> love does live. exactly. for the people out there like myself when we got the brangelina news. >> my mom is going it does? >> your dad is quite the dapper dresser. >> like the bow tie? >> and the suspenders. >> and he has a great profile shot there. so yesterday when this news hit, tamron is in the middle of msnbc. she's sending me texts on commercial breaks. i can't believe what's happened. al was inconsolable. i believe he wouldn't come out of his room. >> you know, i just feel badly. >> you feel badly? >> here's the deal. and i understand the interest in this. but if you have been unfortunate enough to go through a divorce and one with children involved, and i have done that, you know, you just worry about the children, you worry about -- and to do it in the public eye is .
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. . . f di i've never been married but i'm the product of a divorce. my parents remarried other people. my mother went on 27 beautiful years with my dad, clarence newton. so i think we recognize these are human beings. the flip side, they're hollywood stars. and their marriage has been a point of fascination since the day they got together, allegedly on a movie set when he was still with jennifer aniston. so they get it. that's why they talk to the media about it. they sold their pictures of their children for a great cause, the wedding dress. they have allowed us in to some degree. >> it's interesting that they say -- she filed and says irreconcilable differences and her attorney says she's doing this for the health of the family. then her manager says she will always do what's in the best interests to protect her children. these are code words to me that seem to suggest that they're not safe with him -- >> or to be legal language to
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get -- we don't -- that part we don't know. >> i'm saddened by this and then other things. there's reports about too much drinking and this and that. those are tabloid rumors at this point. nobody really knows what's going on. >> that doesn't stop us from talking about it. >> well, listen -- >> or the world. >> i think here's the deal. i think all of those things you set aside. you don't know. the allegations are -- when the news broke that they were apart or are divorcing, i was in a newsroom filled with mostly women and they all went "no!" they had a reaction. so we can talk about whatever high brow, the bottom line is people reacted to it. >> i'm not being high brow, i just -- >> i think men and women might be in different camps here. i'm wondering if guys are like, holy mackerel, you wouldn't believe what was going on last night. my wife, i told her and she said what? it never works out, and she hung up the phone on these people.
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hello? are you still there? >> i think women fell in a couple of categories. there were some women like myself like what about love, can love ever survive? others took team jen. some of my friends instantly went jen aniston got her revenge, others were like team angie. it fell into this category both at work and in my personal relationships. >> are women more o'i think women, it seems to me from what i've heard and the conversations i've had are not as pro-angie as i thought they might be. >> i think because how it started. the rumors of how they started. you know, no one wants to be cheated on. certainly you don't want to be left standing there if your significant other or spouse allegedly cheats. i just felt like can love just survive. i just -- but if it's unhealthy, if it's unhealthy, you've got to get out. >> how about clooney now. we all assume unless it's a match made in hollywood that clooney and brad pitt are the tightest of buddies.
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clooney is at the u.n. yesterday, he's there for a roundtable with president obama on the refugee crisis and he gets hit with the news, complete low blindsided. >> you're friends with both of them. any thoughts? >> what's that? >> the whirlwind on angelina and your friend brad. >> oh, what happened? >> they're divorcing. >> i didn't know that. >> she filed. >> i feel very sorry. that's a sad story and unfortunate for a family, an unfortunate story about a family. i'm very sorry to hear that. the first i've heard it. >> he's like -- i think also his orientation. you're at the u.n. and you're like, wait a minute, what? the orientation of it, you can't get your grounding. >> he left hollywood to go to the u.n. but hollywood did not leave him. it went with him. but i mean, geez, you thought they were great friends, he would know. he probably got on the phone and called.
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a lot of people took it lightly. mashable compiled a bunch of tweets on the theme love is dead. check out this twitter poll, love is dead. >> these are the options, love is dead, love is dead. jennifer aniston, word is brangelina is done. jennifer right now, hollywood. that's terrible. that is awful. >> she no matter what can never escape this triangle. >> and this is the other one. jennif jennifer an aniston is like #brangelina. and that is what we call closure. i saw them out at a restaurant and they are a stunning couple. there was this energy and i watched how he was escorting her through the door and just those
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gentlemanly touches. it's real life for them but that does not stop people from talking about it. >> where does it go from here? this could be the ugliest thing in the world. >> or they could work it out, you know. >> it's sad for the children. how long has this been going? it seems to me no one has heard about any -- heard anything about it. >> the last picture one of the magazines had ten weeks ago they were out with one of their children. what's also fascinating is they have a blended family and i believe brad pitt actually adopted the children she had prior to their marriage, which was maddox, pax and zahara. does that change the legality of it when you have kids that you adopted before and then you have your own children that you had once you were married. i don't know how all of that works and does that impact their situation. they have only been married also for two years. they were together ten. i always wondered did marriage freak them out because they had been together for ten years. and then they got married per
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their children's request. she said in an interview on "today" actually. so did that have a psychological effect. >> she's an interesting character. i remember i interviewed her before she met brad, this is after billy bob. and i said you have maddox now. what do you do about introducing maddox if you start dating somebody, do you bring that person into the house and let maddox have an opportunity to get attached? she said, no, i'm not bringing anyone home, i'll just take a lover. i'm like what? i said what do you mean? i have friends and we'll just meet at a hotel for a few hours and then i'll go back. i was like, wow, she just shared that right out in the open. >> but she's been very -- from when she became famous and remember the lip lock with the brother, the vials of blood with billy bob thornton, she is not a demure creature and doesn't seem to hide who she is.
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>> no secret to "mr. and mrs. smith." that's a great movie. up next, amy schumer spars with magazines once again over their covers. this is very interesting. the instagram photo that is blowing up the internet. and it's the nbc comedy that's been called funny and razor sharp, just like its star, america ferrara. we'll talk to america about "superstore" and her night the things that i consume on a daily basis, a lot of it is very acidic. the enamel on my teeth was actually weakening. the whiteness wasn't there as much. my teeth didn't look as healthy as others. my dentist said that pronamel would help fight against that erosion that foods and drinks were causing. so it was really important to start using the pronamel. it'll be one less thing you have to worry about. pronamel is now giving me the confidence to know that i'm doing the right thing. so it's nice to know that it's as simple as that. ♪ all natural ground beef.rying
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alive? jonathan goldsmith was the original actor. well, i happened to get a gift from the most interesting man in the world. >> from space? >> yes, from space. >> well, he's obviously in the viewing area. >> he sent it on this lovely stationery. >> it looked like it burned in space. >> it's old school. he said i hope your colleagues see me as more than just man candy and perhaps ms. hall will reconsider only enjoying my company for a day. >> he's in space. >> so he says i heard you spoke of me on your morning television program. first off, i appreciate your admiration and i thank you. however, i must address your preposterous hypothesis suggesting that i'm dead. i'm afraid you're wrong, i'm very much alive and he's enclosed a case of dos equis but also sent me this lovely calendar compass during a visit during a monsoon. >> how is he watching us from
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space? >> he's watching us from space right now and he would like a date with you. >> this is the old one? can i see the picture? you asked me one year, one night, one week. >> there he is getting ready. >> oh, he's super handsome. >> how would he pick me up? what do you pick up a girl in if you're in space? >> well, he's back now. >> okay. >> he ran out of fuel at some point. >> we should all go. you guys can be the chaperones. when we find him, we're all going to go out on a date. listen, amy schumer, she posted this instagram comparing "girls' life" magazine and "boys' life" magazine. when amy posts it, it takes on new life. simple caption, no. >> if you aren't read it on the girls side it says fall fashions you'll love, your dream hair. on the boys' life, explore your
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future and you see aeronautics and a police officer, science, the whole possibilities that you have. i did not realize, al, you mentioned, that these magazines have been around. >> decades. for decades. >> i was a teen geek. i never saw them. >> look, the publisher of the magazine says they do feature stuff like that, empowering topics, but as we had in the orange room earlier, one of the tweets said, you know, if it didn't sell, people wouldn't buy it. >> i tend to say that as well. listen, i grew up with barbie as well and i remember the huge backlash on barbie but yet i worked at toys r us so i knew this for a fact. the barbie aisle was the busiest aisle on christmas and you didn't see people returning barbies because their kids didn't want them. make chicken/egg, i don't know. >> and there are niche magazines for everybody.
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take a look. >> our arriving time in chicago will be 10:45 p.m. central time. it's 72 degrees with a 20% chance of precipitation. >> everything i learned in life i learned from the movie "airplane." >> oh, man. it's funny, i tell you what. this magazine, i've never seen it in my life. >> well, you have daughters. what's your take? both of you have daughters. >> i think about that video, the little girl in front of the mirror. i'm cute, i'm cute. but the mom says and you're smart. my girls are interested in fashion and beauty but let's also not forget about i have a neuroscientist as an 11-year-old. she's very interested in science and space. >> you can do both. >> and don't you think most parents of sons and daughters have taught their kids, i've never met a mom who said i just talked to her about being cute. come on, every decent mom, which i think are most, would say you can do anything you want to do,
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you can be anything you want to do. >> inventor mark murray even patented the bun in 2009. this is a ham dog. >> do we have them? >> it's from australia. >> "stark tank australia." if you can't choose between a hamburger or a hot dog, use a ham dog. >> it goes on top of a bun that is shaped like a hot dog and hamburger. >> the dog is wrapped around the meat? >> yes. yes. it's a meatapaluzza. the other thing that would make this better is a nice slice of fried spam on top. >> deliciousness. >> let's check your weather and see what's happening. we've got a lot of wet weather in the upper midwest. strong storms firing up. chicago probably some airport delays at midway and o'hare. 7 million folks under flood threat. 1 to 2 inches of rain falling per hour. risk of severe weather from
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omaha up to minneapolis and around dubuque. 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts, could be some hail. rain amounts 3 to 5 inches but locally could be up to 6 and the grounds saturated by all that rain, we do ha hey, good wednesday morning, i am anthony slaughter here. >> we have some rain this morning and down in the peninsula and including parts of the south hills. temperatures right now back in the 50s and 60s for the most part. we still got those clouds hanging out. it will clear out in the afternoon. we'll hang onto cool weather. 77 in the peninsula and in land valleys low 8 0s from the north bay down to the south bay. s y usband wife need help in the style department? if so, we are looking to give one couple a fashion upgrade.
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lymphoma and did one to raise money. i was so inspired by her journey, watching it on social media and talking about it so my husband and i signed up to do one. we raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. i'm as proud of that and the work i've put in as about as long as i've ever done. >> how long did you train? >> five months. >> i can't imagine that. >> i was not a swimmer at all. >> what was the easiest, the running probably in the middle and then swimming brutal? >> swimming, because it's open water. in the ocean. the only thing i'm thinking is there are no sharks, there are no sharks. and really like i just need to make it to the end. it felt long and hard. as soon as the swimming was done it was like, okay, i survived that. i'm going to be okay. >> and then sunday you're on the red carpet. i mean you looked amazing. you must have felt terrific. >> i felt incredible. i mean after doing something like that, i felt strong.
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>> you look strong. look at that dress. did you wear heels? >> i did wear heels. i got a foot massage that morning, though, so that my feet could even fit in the heels because they were so swollen. >> and you worked out a niceburger. >> i earn the burger, yes. and since i've been training, just every two hours i'm starving. i just need to eat every two hours. >> with arugula on there too. >> would you do another? >> i would. i was washed that it's an addictive sport, but it's fun. >> let's talk "superstore" coming up, more with america ferrara and a sneak peek at the new season, after your local news.
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>> are we back for real? >>good morning, it's 9-26... i'm ... ==topv= ymca is expected to comment later today .onhe arrest oa san francisco camp counselor accused of molesting three good morning, it is 9:26, i am kris sanchez. a former san francisco camp counselor accused of molesting three young girls during field z trips. adam blancher, he's also accused of sendingb3cskzt7ñ3 exclusive the girls and tried to get them to the do the same. blancher is waiting extradition back to california. a lot of people in vallejo this morning are still sick last night of an unusual gas odor.
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some people sought medical treatments for respiratory problems and itchy eyes and nausea. the odor dissipated but the question have not. authorities ruled out the possibility of a release from near by refineries but there are still thoughts that the odor may have come from some sort of oil machines on the bay. we are checking with coast guard crews which told us so far they found nothing. we'll have a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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ck traffic maps good wednesday morning to you, we are looking at clouds this morning and we'll clear out this around. we do some drizzles and near the try vall covent tri-valleys. after being at 90s a couple of days ago in oakland. 65 for san francisco and 70 for san jose. temperatures cooling even more for tomorrow, the first day of fall.
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>> we'll see the return of 70s by sunday. lets toss things over to mike right now tracking our morning commute. >> now, things are starting to ease up. south bay, southbound 680 met with a crash over there. that kept some slowing there. visible from the road way of the crash. a stall at south 880. that bridge is a little lighter. there the dunbar bridge and the palo alto is still jammed out of redwood city. back to you. >> that's a lot of reds. more local news in about half an hour.
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we are back with america ferrara and her hit show of course is "superstore." it returns for a new season tomorrow night. how fun is it to work on -- we have an ensemble show here. you had an ensemble cast. how does that feel? >> it's the best, it's amazing. everyone on the show is so different, so unique. comes from such a different background. a lot of comedy people on the show. mark, colton dunn, who comes from the comedy world, lauren ash, mico santos, he's a stand-up comedian. so on top of fabulous writers, everyone is a comedian improving
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and i'm a little outside of my comfort zone because i'm an actor but getting to play with them feels like just playing in the big leagues. they're amazing. >> we actually have a clip. this is the fake ad with cloud nine store. check it out. >> it's back to school, mom brand kicks. >> when school starts, your friends will say cool, your sneakers aren't any brand. >> which means no one will steal them. >> same goes with our backpacks with a nonspecific beaver cartoon everyone will love. >> and these cell phones look totally generic. try making fun of that. >> as this guy always says, who cares what he says, he's not a real character. >> so go back to school in cloud nine nonbrands. >> i love that take. >> that one didn't take that long. we did a full day of shooting those fake commercials, which we had fun with. i get all these tweets like america is doing walmart commercials. no, pay attention, it's a tv show. >> how soon before we start to
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see cloud nine stuff? >> i know, right, that would be great. >> that would be so terrific. >> it's called a vertical. but the key to the humor in "superstore" is a lot of sitcoms you see, you know, it's aspirational, you see this beautiful community and they live in this wonderful house. these are folks that are a little lower down on the socioeconomic ladder dealing with real issues and you guys take on all kinds of stuff. pay inequality and you do it in a funny way. this is smart. >> it's very smart. and we ended season one with sort of a surprise walkout. my character has been on the job for ten years. she's not looking for things to change, but things happen and she just gets so fed up. and surprises herself by leading the employees in a walkout. that's where we ended season one. season two begins with us on strike. and so for a lot of people it's almost like a documentary, surprisingly. >> because you've been very vocal. you've got your t-shirt on which i'm coveting.
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tell me where you got that shirt. >> and she wants to know where you got the dress. >> i'll trade you. >> you want people coming up to you and saying this is my life. >> totally. >> you guys represent us. >> totally. that's what excited me about the show. i remember growing up watching comedies about everyday people. you know, roseannes and cheers and where everyday person's life had humor and was valued. and i think, look, i'm first in line for a big blockbuster aspirational show or film, but there's room in television for the point of view of everyday working class people to be smart, to be funny, and to be dimensionalized. we have working class and poor people and giving them a voice on television represents a lot of people who feel voiceless and we do it in a fun way. that's what i love about the show. >> so we pick up with a protest,
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a rally, a taking on of corporate by you an jonah, your character. >> that's right. >> how does that go? >> well, you'll have to watch. >> america, thank you so much. america ferrara and you can catch the season premiere tomorrow night, 8:00/7:00 central on nbc. up next, al and i take a little trip to the bronx for a snack showdown, #vendor wars at yankees stadium. a little friendsy competition. who do you think won this? >> it's a tie. >> it's a tie. each year 17 billion toilet paper tubes are used in the us alone. that's enough to fill the empire state building...twice. now there's scott tube-free bath tissue. get the premium softness you need... ...without the wasteful tube.
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could make a difference for you. well, as you probably know al and i are native new yorkers over here and nothing says new york like yankees stadium. >> so this guy, billy, challenges me to a friendly little competition, who can sell the most concessions. so we hit the park. check it out. ♪ >> you're letting him go that way? what about the turnstile? >> the name is al. i get special treatment. let's go sell some stuff. james, how are you, sir? how long have you been here? >> 56 years. >> 56!
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>> 55 years? >> he's the rookie. >> programs. >> programs. scorecards. >> oh, no! >> wait a minute. >> roker is on the board early. this is not good. >> programs, score cards, just ten bucks young lady. just $10. >> oh, it's a kissing booth now. i didn't know that. scorecard, program, kissing booth, whatever you want. have lips, will party. let's go. >> how are you, sir? >> it must be tough going through life looking like al roker. >> it can't be easy. >> do you think the yankees are going to win today? >> you get a free forecast with every media guide. >> come on, gorgeous, it's a free kissing booth too. come here. mwah! here you go. would you like a program? she stole a kiss without buying a program. i feel used. what am i, some kind of tart? she used me.
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and i loved it. >> score cards, yearbooks. media guides. >> i'm a big grateful dead fan, sir. listen, i love jerry very much. >> hey, bush, i'm selling foam fingers. >> no you didn't! >> foam fingers. you wouldn't believe how fun they can be. all right, roker, i see your yearbook and your scorecard. >> and my foam finger. >> and i raise you peanuts and crackerjacks. >> all right. now we're going to learn from the best here. james, how are you, sir? >> what does it take to sell, to move product? >> you've just got to be loud and you've got to show it. >> we'll see you when the bag is done. >> hit it, baby. >> all right, here we go. >> crackerjacks, peanuts. crackerjacks, $6. crackerjacks. all right, five bucks, five bucks. i'm not giving it, i see you, you're very rich. >> crackerjacks. >> go back to your other show. >> thank you, sir.
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$11 mr. big time. >> thanks, gentlemen. >> girls, i've got to outsell roker. he's killing me over here. come on. >> who wants peanuts? >> i've got three left. buy these out for me. i love you. >> peanuts. peanuts. thank you. i'm out. >> i'm out, i'm out. i'm done. >> i'm done, i'm done. i win. here's where i had you beat. when i would come here with my dad and my uncle, he'd say did you come here to watch a ball game or did you come here to eat? i came here to eat. >> gentlemen, it's guys like you that make this experience so fun for everybody. thank you so much. >> hope you had fun, guys. >> roker, i concede. i concede. >> that's all right, my friend. >> peanuts, crackerjacks. it's in my blood. peanuts, crackerjacks. >> adorable. >> i did have a secret weapon. one of the cutest little girls. >> where is she? >> it's so cheap that he did
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this. >> look what he did. >> check her out. >> where's the baby? >> oh! >> she was beautiful. is beautiful. that's her little yankee jumper. >> and they fell in love with him all over again like it wasn't enough he was a television icon and then he proceeded to sell out. >> look at that little girl. that was fun. who won the game? >> i don't know. >> i don't know. >> i was busy eating. >> thanks again to the folks at yankees stadium. >> oh, hey, i win, baby! a lifetime supply of nuts. >> pennant races are heating up. a couple of weeks left in the season. the postseason kicks off tuesday, october 4th. >> that was nice. peanuts for everybody. >> i'll take one. >> that's it. hey, peanuts. have yourself some peanuts. peanuts, who wants -- here, here you go. hey, peanuts, hold on, let's just give these out. peanuts, who wants some peanuts? hey, how about some peanuts. all right, boys, peanuts.
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hope there are no nut allergies. be careful, please, please, please. we've got to give one to billy's parents. i don't want to take any chances. peanuts, there you go. everybody has -- young man, there you go. have some peanuts. everybody gets some peanuts. oh, yeah, there you go. peanuts in the orange room. peanuts. all right, let's show you what we've got going on right now. oh, wow, pardon me while i kick the bucket. anyway, we've got sunshine up and down the east coast, some showers, though, in florida. heavy rain in the mid-atlantic states, gusty showers in the pacific northwest. also in the southwest. and we're looking for more storms and flooding in the upper mississippi river valley. heat and humidity in the mid-section of the country. heavy rain in the intermountains. temperatures warm and humid in the northeast and new england. that's what's going on around country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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hey, good wednesday morning, meteorologist anthony slaughter here, we got some greens here in the morning. we have some light sprinkles there. including parts of the south bay foothills. keep in mind as you get going this morning, you may see some sprinkles out there. temperatures back in the 50s and 60s for the most part. we still got some clouds hanging out. we'll hang onto the cool weather. 77 for the peninsula and our in land valleys will still manage low 80s. i usually have a can. mine are like in a can. coming u istmas is three months away but i can guarantee your kids are already making their lists. let's get a sneak peek at this year's hottest toys. it's never too early. >> boy, christmas shopping? >> it's not even halloween. ugly.
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holidays will be here before we know it so we have to plan ahead. we can't be in line trying to get the gift and it's not there. >> this may be the earliest start ever. today lori shact is here with a look at toys kids are going to be begging for. >> we're going to unwrap some of the hottest toys. this is love to learn elmo. like always, elmo will teach your kids, he'll play fabulous games but this elmo we download an app and can customize elmo so he'll know your child's name, favorite colors, favorite food and work on life skills. billy, elmo has a message for you. >> do you need to use the potty? >> use the potty? >> yes, if you went then elmo would say you did it, you did it. so whether it's bedtime or brushing your teeth, elmo is really great. >> that's humiliatinging. >> so does he do sleeping at night? i love that. our princesses are going to be wowed by the enchanted princess palace.
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opens up. this is four feet long and there's play on both sides. there are smart points all over. when you put them on a smart point, they come to life. they talk, they sing and there's even a tea party over there that they'll interact with each other. >> oh, wow. >> okay, right there. they light up. >> that's cute! oh, my gosh. >> it's also compatible with all the other go-gos. and there's no limit to our kids' imagination. this is from crayola. it's our super duper arts studio. on two sides we have a blackboard. we have clips all over to hang paper. back here we have the whiteboard, magnetic all around and a desk. four kids can be playing at the same time. >> that is the chair, the desk -- >> everything, everything, it's adorable. >> do you like that? >> so come. i have so much more to show you guys. >> okay. we're kids at heart. >> this is air simon.
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>> i'm obsessed with this. >> it looks like the regular simon but -- just like the memory game you know but now we play in the air. so you follow the pattern. >> oh, what happened? >> okay, so watch. so you can play by yourself, you can play with friends. if four people are playing, we can use four hands to make this go. >> clearly i need to work on my simon skills. >> so we know that we want to keep our kids moving and active. so this is our sky fly. this is amazing. it looks like a scooter, right, and it is, but i want you to think stair master meets scooter because kids will actually pedal. i think we're actually going downstairs. look at that, they are pedaling and keeping active is awesome, right? >> al, you're down there with them? >> that's really kind of cool.
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it's a good workout. >> i don't think you have enough room in here. >> gordon and rebecca doing that. >> it takes a little practice. >> we've also got this hot wheels sky shock and owen showing this thing off. >> this is our hot wheels. >> hang on. al, you're still talking, right? go ahead. >> well, it's the hot wheels sky shock. this thing, it actually -- it's like an rc car, but if you've got enough room, it actually flies. it becomes like a drone almost. and we've got devon and owen showing them off. >> that's pretty sweet. >> which is pretty nifty. >> all right. >> boom! wow. guys. >> thank you, al. back up here. so show us this. >> so we know that our kids are going to be asking for pets come this holiday season, so this is chip. chip is a robotic, ai robotic pet. >> is that a cat or dog? >> this is chip the dog. you can control chip any number
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of ways with your wearable controller, with the ball, with the voice commands, hand commands. chip is just a puppy but let's see if he'll listen. hey, chip. hey, chip. hey, chip. >> you don't have to pick up after them. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> go christmas shopping now!
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so you guys will be processing the brangelina breakup too? >> i think everybody will be doing that today, don't you think? >> it's big. >> it reminds me of elizabeth taylor and richard burton. >> that's what i thought too. i thought the same thing. >> everybody has an opinion. hoda will. =trx at ck=
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ck traffic maps good wednesday morning to you, we are looking at clouds this morning that's going to clear out this afternoon. we had some drizzles this morning in monterey and our tri-valley.
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temperatures comfortcomfortablee talking about 60s and 70s. 78 today for san jose and 65 for san francisco, over the next seven days temperatures cooling even more. we are going right backup in the weekend and even in san francisco. we'll see a return of 70s by sunday. tracking that morning commute, mike, what are you looking at. >> i am looking it is easier for most folks. the south bay, that's looking great. highway 87 looks lighter than it has. we are looking at southbound 680 still slow and heading down to, i think we still have that crash. meanwhile, 880 is moving well so as the bridge, here is palo alto. >> back to you. >> thank you, mike. we are following breaking news of an oil sheen had been spotted
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in san pablo bay. we'll bring you a live report at 11:00 during our midday newscast. you can find out more right now on our home page and our quarterback, colin kaepernick admits that he had gotten death threats.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! welcome to hump day, and wines day wednesday. september 21st. we figured it out. i've already forgotten. >> what? >> is that the last day of summer or the first day of fall? >> the 21st is the first day of fall -- i think. >> exactly. >> but not -- >> tomorrow is the -- oh, the first day of fall. >> milk this today. we


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